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Indie Mixtape Sponsors Best International Band Award at HMA18

Playlist brand Indie Mixtape is sponsoring the Best International Band award at HMA18.

Indie Mixtape is an eclectic community of music fans, industry insiders and obsessives whose mission is to shine a light on great music via their suite of playlists.

The company will present to the winner of the award from seven finalists including Code Orange, Converge, Mastodon, The Menzingers, Metallica, Parkway Drive and Trivium.

Like all great art, great music is created by mavericks and risk takers; typically personified by artists forging their own, independent path.

Indie Mixtape strives to encapsulate that spirit by acting as a stage for the music and as a venue for the adventurous listeners.

Indie Mixtape’s Laura Moat said: “We were thrilled when the HMAs approached us about supporting an award this year.

“Their passion and love for the scene is second to none and it’s great to be a part of that.

“The nominations this year illustrate how much amazing talent there is in the heavy community today and we couldn’t be prouder to be associated with such an incredible spread of acts and the event itself!”

HMA Co-Founder, Andy Pritchard, said: “Expanding the audience for the artists we’re all here to celebrate is a key part of our mission – and Indie Mixtape have a proven track record in building those followings, and helping fans discover amazing music. Indie Mixtape is a really exciting addition to the HMAs for 2018.”

The streaming world needs a trusted beacon for the intrepid explorers who care less about style and trends but instead focus on quality, depth and innovation.

Vibrant and fun, but committed and bold; Indie Mixtape is an authoritative voice steering its audience past the bland and every-day to find the brilliant and the extraordinary.

Indie Mixtape’s playlists are live on Spotify, Youtube, Apple Music & Deezer, plus Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For more info visit indiemixtape.com.

HMA17 Young Photographer Competition Winner Announced

The winner of the HMA17 Young Photographer Competition has been crowned following a furiously fought public vote.

Picking up well over 500 votes means Nathan Robinson‘s image of Trivium’s Matt Heafy at Manchester Academy is our winner.

Nathan will now be joining a host of professional photographers at HMA17 to shoot the red carpet, presentation and live bands at House of Vans London on 24 August.

The Young Photographer Competition has received a huge amount of interest since its launch, with more than 60,000 Facebook users viewing the finalists’ photographs in just 10 days. We’d like to express our gratitude to all photographers who took the time to enter, and to everyone who took the time to like and share the images.

Take a look at the full gallery here.

The Best Photographer category at HMA17 is presented by Olympus.

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